Begin forwarded message:
From: "Poetry Foundation"
Date: December 10, 2015 at 10:00:11
Subject: Poem of the Day: "Hope" is the thing with feathers - (314)
Poetry Foundation - Poem of the Day Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view it in your web browser.
by Emily Dickinson"Hope" is the thing with feathers -That perches in the soul -And sings the tune without the words -And never stops - at all -
And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -And sore must be the storm -That could abash the little BirdThat kept so many warm -
I've heard it in the chillest land -And on the strangest Sea -Yet - never - in Extremity,It asked a crumb - of me.
Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson Edited by R. W. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999)
We strive to preserve the text formatting of poems over e-mail, but certain e-mail programs may distort how characters, fonts, indents, and line wraps appear. View the poem on our site.